AFRICANGLOBE - Several African countries have enjoyed economic growth in recent years - but there are fears that a failure to develop manufacturing could prove to be costly.
AFRICANGLOBE - While it is true that you don’t typically have to bribe your postman to deliver the mail in the U.S., in many key ways America’s political and financial practices make it in absolute terms far more corrupt than the usual global South suspects. After all, the U.S. economy is worth over $16 trillion a year, so in our corruption a lot more money changes hands. Here are 10 reasons the U.S. is the most corrupt nation in the world.
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AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia has a significant history reaching over 3,000 years into the past. The word "Ethiopia" has become a term for the idea of African solidarity and freedom, not just the name of a nation or a region. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus noted the region of Ethiopia as home to "people with burnt faces." During the Greek and Roman eras, everything south of the Mediterranean in Africa was generally referred to as Ethiopia or Abysinnia.
Burgeoning demonstrations continued for the tenth day in sporadic parts of Sudan's capital Khartoum and...
AFRICANGLOBE - Israel’s Ethiopian community in particular has often complained that they have been the target of racist Israeli government policies. Long-standing rumors that Ethiopian women were being sterilized without consent were confirmed in 2013, when Israel’s health ministry admitted that doctors were injecting Ethiopian Jewish female immigrants to Israel with the contraceptive Depo-Provera
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AFRICANGLOBE - Once you have lived in the Diaspora for a while your view of the world somewhat changes. You begin to realise that corruption is everywhere and not only an African problem. Within advanced nations they change the wording and try to regulate the manner in which unfair practices are carried out. Therefore corruption is defined as lobbying. Nepotism is called affirmative action, bribery is defined as consultation fees, whilst tribalism is defined as grandfathering/legacy or patronage — take your pick.
AFRICANGLOBE - Although he hasn’t made a mortgage payment since 2011, Jermaine Dupri saved his mansion from being foreclosed upon for the second time in a mere four months.Originally, Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta abode was close to auction because he was accused of neglecting to pay $193,404 in mortgage payments.
AFRICANGLOBE - Julius Malema was described by Jacob Zuma and the former Premier of Limpopo Province Cassel Mathale as the "future leader" of South Africa. Some would say that he was identified as a threat to Jacom Zuma’s second term of office, which eventually led to his expulsion from ANC.
The 46-year-old New York representative resigned hours after the Gawker website reproduced a seemingly self-posed mobile phone picture of Lee's admittedly trim torso, which he sent to a woman on the Craigslist
AFRICANGLOBE - in Ferguson, where most of the protesters are Black, though the vast majority have been peaceful, media coverage has overemphasized a handful of looters and violent protesters and the government has mounted a military-scale response including tanks and military snipers.
AFRICANGLOBE - Haven't you ever wondered, once a representative who differs politically from you, has said or done something that you find spectacularly stupid or offensive, what a nice thing it would be if the person just wasn't in office any more OR had his authority limited to something more appropriate to his intelligence, say for example asking you "Paper or plastic today?"
Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed that Nigeria’s economy attracted investments worth 6.8 trillion naira ($42.6 billion) in nine months, with Gross Domestic Product...
AFRICANGLOBE - African football has been on the way up for some years now, with national teams enjoying success at international tournaments. African football players are also heavily in demand from the top European clubs, who pay accordingly. In recent years two of Africa’s most high profile players,
AFRICANGLOBE - For the first time since the US Census has collected data around educational attainment and enrollment, African-American women’s enrollment in colleges has hit a record high. The percentage difference between African-American Women and the next closest group is striking and now marks the first time this group (or any other group) has surpassed Asian Males.